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Robotics Summer Camp 2017

Do you like robots? Do you want something to do in the summer? If so, this summer camp is the perfect opportunity for you! The dates are June 19-23 from 9:00AM -12:00 PM at Catholic Central High School. All 11-17 year olds (boys and girls) are welcome! No experience necessary. During the camp, students will build and program Vex robots. To register, contact Ben Ahronheim at bahronheim@catholiccentral.net . The cost is $200. We hope to see you there!

Woodhaven Tournament Summary

IMG_3181 (1)Last weekend we competed in our first District Tournament at Woodhaven High School. The CC Shambots won a good amount of matches and the robot functioned well. Our Safety Captain, Grace, also won the “Safety Star of the Day” award. Yay! Even though we are a little sleep deprived, we had fun and are excited for our next tournament, Livonia!

Follow our progress and ranking on the FIRST website as we drive into our next tournament.

Our Lady of Victory Visit

March 17, 2017
The Shambots celebrated St.Patrick’s Day by doing community outreach. The team visited Our Lady of Victory in Northville, an elementary school. We showed the kids both Vex and the FRC robot. It was so much fun to show our progress and see the excitement on their faces. They were so shocked when they saw our robot shooting baskets in basketball hoops. Vex allowed the children to drive their robots and move the game materials: cubes and stars! There were also programming stations that showed the students the programming language our teams use. We cannot wait to visit more elementary schools and interested students and spread the message of FIRST!

Henry Ford Museum Field Trip

This Monday, February 20, the Business Team and the majority of the girls from St.Catherine’s went to Henry Ford Museum in order to start brainstorming ideas for filming the Chairman’s Award Video. The museum had a lot of cool Steampunk objects, which we plan on using to make the video as unique as possible. This Friday, February 24, the rest of the team is going to go to the museum to film their parts of the video. It’s going to turn out great!

Week 6 Build Season Update

Week 6 Season Update

Time’s a Ticking! Programming team is working on autonomous program for the robot. This type of program allows the robot to move without a human touching the controls: how cool is that?! Our business team finished the Entrepreneurship Award and contacted K-8 schools and high school teams to tour their robotics workshop. They also brainstormed ideas for the Chairman’s Award Video. Our Safety Captain made a Safety Quiz for the team to take and worked on the Safety Award. Mechanical panicked, panicked a little more, prototyped the shooter, worked on the intake, finished the winch, and finalized the chassis perimeter. Electrical wired stuff, plugged stuff in, worked on battery storage, and covered exposed battery materials.

We have one week left, we can do it!

Week 4 Update Build Season

How are we 2/3 through build season?! This week the programming team reviewed computer code, created a navigation subsystem and worked on robot commands for the competitions. The Electrical Team wire. The business team completed the Chairman’s Award, interviewed an alumni for the FedEx Challenge and started planning more open houses, team fundraisers, and ideas on how to reach out to other schools.

Week 3 Build Season

 

The end of this week marks 22 completed days of build season; that’s halfway! The Programming Team got their drive train working and continued to program the robot. Mechanical worked on the gear catcher, prototyped the intake, and worked on the drive train as well. Electrical Team put ┬áconnectors on all the motor controls and motors; the sub team also ordered parts. Business Team continued to work on applications for the Chairman’s Award and Entrepreneurship Award, as well as made invitations to our Sponsor and Parent Open Houses. Yay!!